A ‘Cool’ Way to Eliminate Body Fat
CoolSculpting is a remarkable non-invasive treatment that reduces areas of unwanted fat without surgery or downtime. This revolutionary FDA-approved technology makes it possible to sculpt a beautiful physique safely and with no down time! To date, more than 4 million CoolSculpting procedures have been performed worldwide.
Always at the forefront of advances in cosmetic medicine, Dr. Anna Wooten of Beleza Plastic Surgery offers CoolSculpting in Pittsburgh. At Beleza, your CoolSculpting consulotation will be carried out by Dr. Wooten herself, a board-certified plastic surgeon. She will use her surgeon’s eye to help you shed fat – non-surgically! Additionally, Dr. Wooten actually has two CoolSculpting machines, which enables her to offer “DualSculpting!”
Double the machines, double the efficiency, and half the treatment time!
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to freeze selected areas of unwanted fat. Once the fat cells are crystalized (i.e., frozen), they die and the body naturally processes and filters the dead cells in the following weeks. As a result, the treated area looks slimmer and more sculpted. Once the fat cells are gone, they do not return.
Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting can benefit individuals with stubborn bulges of fat on the abdomen, flanks, inner/outer thighs, “bra fat” area, neck, “banana roll,” or the upper arms. Suitable candidates should be at or close to their target weight and in good health with reasonable expectations of treatment. Anyone who is looking for a non-surgical solution for their problem areas should book an informational CoolSculpting consultation with Dr. Wooten to learn more.
CoolSculpting Treatment Details
Every CoolSculpting treatment plan is tailored to the needs of the individual patient. Dr. Wooten consults with every candidate to examine the area(s) of concern and recommend a suitable course of action to deliver the desired outcomes. Some patients may see the desired results in one treatment, whereas most will need multiple treatments. Because Dr. Wooten’s Pittsburgh practice has two CoolSculpting machines, she can treat two different areas of the body simultaneously. Again, double the efficiency!
On the day of CoolSculpting, patients relax on the treatment table and are free to read, watch a movie on their smartphone or tablet, or even nap. A gel pad and applicator is placed over the affected area and delivers controlled cooling to the fat tissues. This is not painful, although patients may feel an initial sensation of intense cold and possibly mild pinching, tingling or stinging. After the treatment has covered the entire targeted area, the patient is released to resume work or their normal activities.
Treatment time varies, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. Most treatments take 35 to 60 minutes, although with two CoolSculpting machines, Dr. Wooten can divide the treatment time in half.
CoolSculpting Recovery and Results
There is no recovery time needed. Patients can immediately go back to work and the rest of their regular routine. Some people experience temporary redness, tingling, bruising or swelling in the treated area, but these side effects subside quickly. Serious side effects are rare.
In the weeks following treatment, the frozen fat cells die and are naturally processed and filtered from the body. With fewer fat cells present, the treated area should look firmer and flatter over time.
Fat cells that have been filtered from the body do not return; therefore, CoolSculpting results are considered permanent.
Schedule a CoolSculpting Consultation
To learn more about CoolSculpting and whether it can help you to achieve your personal body contouring goals, Dr. Wooten welcomes you to book your personal consultation. Call or email our office today.